NEW YORK -- Hans-Peter Kandler of Austria suffered a large laceration of his left leg during a doubles match at the Tournament of Champions Wednesday night, forcing him to default.
During the first game of a first round match between the teams of Kandler-Fernando Luna and top seeds Ken Flach and Robert Seguso, Kandler was about to hit an overhead shot when he ran into an object on the court and struck the bottom of his left leg.
He was examined by Dr. Irving Glick, the tournament physician, and Todd Snyder, the trainer for the Association of Tennis Professionals. The laceration was deep enough to expose the tibia.
Kandler was taken to a hospital for treatment and suture of the wound, along with antibiotic therapy and a tetanus booster.